Pitzer College Art Galleries

Pasadena Art Alliance

Pitzer Art Galleries exists to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions for diverse audiences, students and artists that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery—committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established— and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery—a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media.

Funds will be used in support of the catalogue to accompany Wunderkammer which looks at prevailing exhibitionary practices.  The show calls attention to museological displays, interrogating classificatory norms to show how they impact self identity. The wunderkammer—generally regarded as a prototype for the first museums—provides an alternative to current museological models. Distinguished by their eclectic and all-encompassing collections, these early museums celebrated heterogeneity and difference as accolades As the name suggests, these museums championed wonderment as a vital tool for knowledge acquisition.  The exhibition runs January 24 through March 26, 2015.